“After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the eyes of volunteer rescue workers called the White Helmets, Last Men in Aleppo allows viewers to experience the daily life, death, and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm.”
Brett Bossard, Executive Director of Cinemapolis in Ithaca, will moderate the discussion: asking audiences about the ways that the very act of survival, defiance in the face of almost assured death and destruction, is a protest in and of itself. Opened to the public in June of this year, Power of Protest: Effecting Social Change, a new history exhibit at the Cayuga Museum, addresses the history of protest through the lens of both national and local level movements. An accompanying film series, Change Makers Around the World, expands that focus to take a look at international protests as well, inviting visitors to consider protest as a fundamental human experience. Change Makers Around the World, a Power of Protest Film Series, is presented in four, monthly documentaries from September to December. Each session will be hosted in the Carriage House Theater from 6:30-8:30PM. The final film of this series, Last Men in Aleppo, will be shown in the Carriage House Theater on Monday, December 16. Admission for each session is free, though donations to the museum are welcomed. You can learn more about the film series at https://cayugamuseum.org/power-of-protest-film-series/. Join the Cayuga Museum for this unique chance to engage with the fundamental human right to resist, protest, and demonstrate. This program is a part of the Finger Lakes Film Trail. To learn more about the film trail go to https://cayugamuseum.org/finger-lakes-film-trail/. Change Makers Around the World is sponsored by the Fred M. Everett and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Support is also provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. If you are interested in learning more about this documentary series, reach out to Development Director Geoffrey Starks at email@example.com or call (315) 253-8051. The Carriage House Theater is located behind the Cayuga Museum at 203 Genesee St. in Auburn. Parking is available next to the theater.